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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 18, 2008

A chart with a lot of Hart.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 18, 2008…

Debuts:
40. THE B-52’s, “Funplex”
39. IDINA MENZEL, “Brave”
28. R.E.M., “Supernatural Superserious”

Biggest Mover(s):
GOLDFRAPP, “A&E” (up 36-27, nine spots)

10. MATT NATHANSON, “Car Crash” (down 3)
Album: Some Mad Hope (2007, Vanguard Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

09. LEONA LEWIS, “Bleeding Love” (steady, up 4)
Album: Spirit (2008, Syco/J/RMG Records)
Peak: #1 for fourteen weeks

08. ADELE, “Chasing Pavements” (up 1)
Album: 19 (2008, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

07. ONEREPUBLIC, “Stop And Stare” (up 1)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

06. TIMBALAND presents ONEREPUBLIC, “Apologize” (down 2)
Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2007, Mosley/Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Whatever It Takes” (up 1)
Album: Who We Are (2007, Geffen Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

04. MAROON 5, “Won’t Go Home Without You” (up 1)
Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007, A&M/Octone Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Teardrops On My Guitar” (steady, third week)
Album: Taylor Swift (2006, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. EMERSON HART, “I Wish The Best For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Cigarettes And Gasoline (2007, Manhattan Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. GRAHAM COLTON, “Best Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Here Right Now (2007, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 30, 2012

“On” the charts.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 30, 2012…

Debuts:
39. LAWSON, “Learn To Love Again”
37. COLBIE CAILLAT featuring GAVIN DEGRAW, “We Both Know”
34. ONEREPUBLIC, “If I Lose Myself”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITT NICOLE, “Gold” (32-24, eight spots)

10. LIFEHOUSE featuring NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, “Between The Raindrops” (down 3)
Album: Almería (2012, Geffen Records)
Peak: #7

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Catch My Breath” (steady, second week)
Album: Greatest Hits – Chapter One (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

08. TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (up 2)
Album: Red (2012, Big Machine/Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

07. THE SCRIPT, “Six Degrees Of Separation” (up 1)
Album: #3 (2012, Epic Records)
Peak: #6 for three weeks

06. ADELE, “Skyfall” (down 1)
Album: Skyfall – Single (2012, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

05. JASON MRAZ, “93 Million Miles” (up 1)
Album: Love Is A Four Letter Word (2012, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. ROBBIE WILLIAMS, “Candy” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Take The Crown (2012, Farrell Music/Universal Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

03. OLLY MURS, “Troublemaker” (steady, third week)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (2013, Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

02. P!NK, “Try” (steady, third week)
Album: The Truth About Love (2012, RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

01. FUN., “Carry On” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Some Nights (2012, Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for eight weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2017: Part Four, 10-6

The top ten is here on Adam’s Top 100 of 2017! The cream of the pop is ready for you, so enjoy all the great music ahead…

The 2017 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 4, 2016 to the chart dated November 26, 2017. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks charted in the top 40 and top ten. 176 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 168 that did so in 2016.

10. KESHA, “Praying”
Album: Rainbow
Label: Kemosabe/RCA
Peak: #1 for four weeks
Weeks: 24+ (21 applied to 2017 ranking)
Points: 621

The triumphant return of Kesha to my top 40 chart was one of the top comebacks of 2017, and what an emotional single she shared with the world on July 6. With four weeks at #1 from late August to mid-September, and its #10 ranking on my year-end countdown, the lead single from Rainbow (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200) was embraced by many listeners.

09. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill”
Album: Divide
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2 for four weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 632

Sheeran’s highest entry of four on my year-end chart made its debut on January 6, the same date as “Shape Of You”, though its run into the runner-up spot (the only #2 song ranking in my top ten) took it much higher than “Shape”, which burned on me shortly after hitting the top ten. Sheeran’s most recent single, “Perfect”, is at #1 on the newest Billboard Hot 100 update.

08. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times”
Album: Harry Styles
Label: Columbia
Peak: #1 for one week
Weeks: 23
Points: 634

“Sign” marks the first of three entries in the top ten by members of the original One Direction lineup gone solo. Styles has plenty to be thankful for this year: his album debuted at #1 in many countries, including the U.S., his tour continues to have a successful run, and, more importantly, he lands at #8 on my Top 100 of 2017! “Sign” had a single week on top of my chart, after settling for five weeks at #2 behind an entry that’s still to come in the top ten. In a world full of pop, Styles really rocks.

07. ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
Album: Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack)
Label: UStudios/BMR/RCA-Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 23
Points: 645

In a move that shook the Twitterverse, this collaboration, the highest track from a movie on my year-end survey, debuted as a surprise in the early hours of December 9 of last year. The single spent a heartbreaking five weeks at #2 on the Top 40 list, just short of making it the first male/female duet from a motion picture to go to #1 at the format since 1993’s “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. (That giant ballad, from Disney’s Aladdin, spent three weeks at #1 on R&R.)

06. MUNA, “I Know A Place”
Album: About U
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks
Weeks: 24
Points: 646

The highest entry by a female duo/group on this year’s survey comes from the California trio of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson. Though they narrowly missed my chart in 2016 with “Loudspeaker”, their second radio single was a total bop with a great message. “Know” spent two weeks at #1 on my list in March, while also spending two non-consecutive weeks at #40 on the Hot AC chart in April. They have yet to chart with a follow-up, but their album is one of this year’s best.

Stay tuned for the last five songs of the Top 100 of 2017 tomorrow…

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 14, 2008

Digging into the “Best” music.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back nine years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 14, 2008…

Debuts:
40. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear”
39. KATY PERRY, “Thinking Of You”
36. GERALDINE MCQUEEN, “Once Upon A Christmas Song”
32. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus”

Biggest Mover(s):
HINDER, “Without You” (30-22, eight spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (up 1)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 5)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

08. PINK, “So What” (down 2)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

07. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (up 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

06. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

05. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (steady, second week)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

04. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 1)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (up 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, third week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, third week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 5, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: G-Eazy and Halsey have a “Him” for the weekend, leading the pack on a busy Tuesday at the format. Let’s add up all those fresh finds and station sensations this week:

“I” ON THE PRIZE: There’s no limit to how fast G-Eazy and Halsey‘s collaboration “Him & I” will fly up the pop list, thanks in part to a big week at the format during its official impact. Starting at 73 stations, it’s easily the Most Added record on the report. In the next few days or so, it should officially reach the top 40 on the CHR survey, having entered the top 50 on this morning’s rolling update. You’ll find the hit on G-Eazy’s upcoming album titled The Beautiful & Damned, out on December 15. (The first single from it, “No Limit”, recently climbed to #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts, though its Top 40 action has been minimal.)

The Steve Aoki remix of “MIC Drop” by BTS and Desiigner continues its quick ascent up the charts and with the panel, landing in second place for the second week with another 34 stations. That tune is followed by “Home”, combining the talents of Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha, which also breaks the 30-station mark with exactly 30 adds (third place) during its impact week. “Home” is the first pop radio release from the soundtrack to Netflix’s Bright, which is also out on December 15. In a fifth place ranking, tied with a second entry at 23 adds, comes our final spotlight song: Louis Tomlinson‘s “Miss You”. His two solo top 40 singles so far have peaked at #24 (“Back To You”) and #32 (“Just Hold On”), so we’ll see if this one can go any higher.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. G-EAZY & HALSEY, “Him & I” (Capitol/RCA)
2. BTS featuring DESIIGNER, “MIC Drop” (BigHit/RED)
3. MACHINE GUN KELLY, X AMBASSADORS & BEBE REXHA, “Home” (Atlantic/RRP/Interscope)
4. FERGIE, “A Little Work” (Dutchess/RED/BMG)
5-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “Miss You” (Syco/Epic)
5-T. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
7. ALAN WALKER featuring NOAH CYRUS & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS, “All Falls Down” (RCA)
8. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)
9. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
10. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma” (RCA)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 3, 2017

“One” thing leads to another.

DEBUTS
40. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
39. Fall Out Boy – Hold Me Tight Or Don’t | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason (37)
27. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game (32)
23. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
21. Sheppard – Coming Home (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. The Script – Arms Open (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Liam Payne – Bedroom Floor (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 featuring SZA – What Lovers Do (07) | PEAK: #06
07. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Dua Lipa – New Rules (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (03) | PEAK: #02
02. Niall Horan – Too Much To Ask (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Walk The Moon – One Foot (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Shawn Hook – Never Let Me Let You Go (2)
2. Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This (1)
3. Rag’N’Bone Man – Grace (We All Try) (5)
4. Why Don’t We – These Girls (7)
5. James Arthur – Naked (-)
6. U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way (-)
7. Us The Duo – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (10)
8. Jon McLaughlin – Christmas Time Is Here (But You’re Not) (-)
9. Serena Ryder – Ice Age (-)
10. 98 Degrees – Season Of Love (-)

In The Mix:
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not
Dashboard Confessional – We Fight
Flagship – Midnight
Hanson – Finally It’s Christmas
Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns – Woman (new)
Louis Tomlinson – Miss You (new)
Mainland – I Found God
Malia (Civetz) – Champagne Clouds
Mat Kearney featuring AFSHeeN – Better Than I Used To Be (new)
New Politics – Color Green
Olivia Holt – Generous
Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a good week for Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons on my personal chart, as the former’s “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” debuts at #39, while the latter’s “Whatever It Takes” enters at #40. Both cuts are third singles from their respective albums: Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A is due out January 19, and Imagine Dragons’ ƎVOLVE got to #2 on the Billboard 200 last summer. On the most recent radio update, “Tight” becomes the tenth top 40 hit on the Hot AC survey for the former act, and “Takes” will become the tenth top 40 hit on the Alternative chart for the latter band next week. (Gee, the similarities are striking!)
  • Just two weeks until my Top 100 of 2017! Global songs from Julia Michaels, Kesha, Niall Horan and Shawn Mendes are all in the mix, and a whole lot more. Check back from December 18-22 for the final results!

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (November 28, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Taylor Swift knows the “Game” well, but BTS knows how to “Drop” the surprise of the week! Time to drop some mics and a little add action on you:

IT’S NOT THE “END”: With the Thanksgiving break still on the minds of some pop programmers out there, action on this radio report is a bit limited. As expected, Taylor Swift‘s “End Game”, featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, is the Most Added single for the second week in a row, with another hefty sum of 44 stations. However, a week before its official impact, the Steve Aoki mix of “MIC Drop” by K-pop group BTS and rapper Desiigner is off to solid start, grabbing 25 adds for the runner-up spot. It is the first time that the septet has appeared this high on the adds results, though they’ve received some small airplay with other singles here.

Much of the bottom half of the top ten is loaded down with reactive collaborations, the only single making its first appearance here being Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato‘s “Échame La Culpa”, which delivers twelve new stations this week. Both Fonsi and Lovato’s “Despacito” and “Sorry Not Sorry”, respectively, hit #1 at the format earlier this year. Will they return together? Find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN & FUTURE, “End Game” (Big Machine/Republic)
2. BTS featuring DESIIGNER, “MIC Drop” (BigHit/RED)
3-T. NF, “Let You Down” (Capitol CMG/Caroline)
3-T. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma” (RCA)
3-T. SOFI TUKKER, “Best Friend” (Ultra/in2une)
3-T. WALK THE MOON, “One Foot” (RCA)
7-T. BEBE REXHA featuring FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros.)
7-T. LORDE featuring KHALID, POST MALONE and SZA, “Homemade Dynamite (Remix)” (Lava/Republic)
9-T. KENDRICK LAMAR featuring ZACARI, “Love.” (Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope)
9-T. LUIS FONSI & DEMI LOVATO, “Échame La Culpa” (UMLE/Island/Republic)

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